Sen. Bernie Sanders buys lakefront home for nearly $600,000

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) " U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an advocate for the working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000.

Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, the self-described Democratic socialist bought a seasonal waterfront home in North Hero, Vermont, in the Lake Champlain islands, for $575,000, as first reported by Seven Days weekly newspaper.

The independent senator and his wife also own a row house in Washington, D.C., and a home in Burlington, Vermont, a Sanders' spokesman said Thursday.

"We've traveled up to the islands many times over the years " almost always on day trips," his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, said.

She said her family recently let go of a home they had owned in Maine, enabling her and her husband to buy the place on Lake Champlain. She said her family had owned a lake home in Maine since 1900 but didn't have time to go there in recent years, particularly since her parents died.

She had always hoped to buy a place in the Lake Champlain islands, she said.

Sanders lost the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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